The Mighty Pecan By Mario Villarino
Mar24

The Mighty Pecan By Mario Villarino

  The pecan tree (Carya Spp) is a common often beloved commercial and landscape tree in Hopkins County. Native to Texas and Northern Mexico, the pecan trees have provides shade and nurture to our region for centuries. George Ray McEachern, extension horticulturist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension stated: “ The pecan is the official state tree, it can be grown in every area of the state and it is a part of Texas tradition....

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Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks
Mar24

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones Did you know that if you smoke around others, especially children, your smoking harms the people you care about?  Smoking can affect the health of nonsmokers.  Smoke that comes from the burning of a tobacco product or smoke that is exhaled by smokers is called secondhand smoke.  Inhaling secondhand smoke is called involuntary or passive smoking. The same cancer-causing chemicals inhaled by...

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Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Announces  Friendship Bridge Fundraiser
Mar22

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Announces Friendship Bridge Fundraiser

(March 21, 2017  Commerce, Texas)  The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum will welcome area Bridge players to “Friendship Bridge” on Monday, April 10 at 1:30.   The event is the longest running fund-raising event for the Children’s Museum. “We have watched friendships grow each year around the Bridge table, “said Nancy McFarland, co-chair of the event. “We enjoy seeing returning friends and welcoming...

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Seven Prospective Contestants Attend Dairy Festival Contestant/Parent Reception
Mar22

Seven Prospective Contestants Attend Dairy Festival Contestant/Parent Reception

Although high school junior girls in Hopkins County have until April 10th to sign up as a contestant for Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen, on Monday, March 20th, 2017, seven young ladies and their parents attended the Contestant/Parent Reception for the Dairy Festival Pageant. The reception was an informational meeting for parents and young ladies who are interested in being a part of the 58th Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Current...

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Meal A Day Menu for March 20th-24th
Mar20

Meal A Day Menu for March 20th-24th

Meal A Day Menu  March 20th –  March 24th         Monday King Ranch Chicken Corn Green Beans   Tuesday Lasagna English Peas Garlic Toast   Wednesday Cajun Turkey Breast Jambalaya Broccoli   Thursday Chicken and Dumplings Crackers Tossed Salad    Friday  Sliced Ham Potato Salad Baked Beans Roll Share...

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5 Popular Texas Day Trips That Are Do-able If You Live In Hopkins County
Mar18

5 Popular Texas Day Trips That Are Do-able If You Live In Hopkins County

by Allison Bledsoe Day trips are one of my favorite things about living only 80 miles from Dallas. Dallas and it’s neighboring cities have so much to offer, so I compiled a list of 5 popular day trips to keep you busy this spring (and I even tried a few out for you!). 1. The Fort Worth Zoo  The Fort Worth Zoo is roughly 2 hours from Hopkins County and definitely worth the drive! I’ve visited the zoo in Tyler and the Dallas...

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Thistles By Mario Villarino
Mar17

Thistles By Mario Villarino

As I was visiting landowners recently, I noticed the presence of thistles in our county. Thistles are an interesting introduced plant. Many are biennial (coming back every other year) and others return every year. During my recent mowing efforts earlier on the week, I also noticed thistles in my lawn. Many thistles are valued as nectar producers for pollinator insects, and thus have a significant value for wildlife, however, according...

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Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks
Mar17

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a wealth of information and I’d like to share one of our many programs with you – Parenting Connections!  Being a parent is simultaneously one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences that we will ever have.  Parents have a tremendous responsibility to care for and raise children in a manner that will prepare them to...

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Wildcat and Lady Cat Senior Nights
Mar14

Wildcat and Lady Cat Senior Nights

On Friday, March 10th, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats held Senior Night on the Sulphur Springs home field. 10 senior boys and their families were recognized. On Tuesday night, the Lady Cats held Senior Night, honoring 7 senior girls and their families. Below are pictures of Senior Night presentations and a few of our favorite Wildcat and LadyCat pictures. soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer...

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April Events at the Senior Citizens Center!
Mar13

April Events at the Senior Citizens Center!

Check out the daily activities scheduled at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center below. Share...

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